Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Fletchling Crochet Pattern

Absolutely loving all the Pokemon news coming out! Here's a little Fletchling to make while you wait not so patiently for October to get here. And did you see what this little guy evolves into? I love it! Pattern and more pics after the break!
(c) Kim Novak 2013
The following pattern was written and designed by me and is copyrighted. You may not sell or reproduce this pattern in any way. Do not claim this pattern or plush as your own design. You may not sell this pattern. You may not sell what you make from this pattern. Please respect this, I spent a very long time designing this plush and pattern, there is a great deal of effort and love put into this. Thank you very much for your understanding.
Read pattern carefully before starting, particularly the instructions at the beginning of the pattern. There are also many tips throughout the pattern that will help you when making different pieces, be sure to read those too! Pictures at the end of the pattern will help with sewing stuff on.
Body is about 5 1/2 inches long, not including the tail or the beak, he's maybe robin sized.


* Red orange yarn

*Black yarn
*White yarn
*Small amount yellow yarn

* Light gray yarn
*Large yarn needle for sewing pieces together


**Optional: beans, rice, or plastic beads & pantyhose (for weight, more info after body pattern)

*G hook and F hook

*Straight pins for pining pieces on before sewing them on

Note: there is no gauge for this pattern. The only thing that is important is that you have a tight stitch when crocheting so that no stuffing will show through the finished pieces. If you use the recommended hooks it should be fine but if you are someone who crochets more loosely you may want to reduce the hook size accordingly.

This pattern is worked in rounds (unless otherwise noted) and may use any of the following techniques/abbreviations:
Sc- single crochet
inc- increase
dec- decrease, particularly you should use the invisible decrease if you know how to do it
sc in each sc- single crochet in each single crochet, don't add any increases or decreases
R- round or row

hdc- half double crochet
dc- double crochet
Repeat (*)- repeat what is between the asterisks * until you come to the end of the round, unless otherwise indicated
ring- magic ring. If you cannot do this technique then you may substitute this: ch 2 and sc however many were supposed to go in the ring into the second ch. However this will leave a small hole in the piece, this is why the magic ring is preferred, it leaves no visible hole. Many tutorials on how to do the magic ring are available online.

The numbers in parenthesis at the end of each row are the number of stitches you should have when that row is done. Mark the start of each round with a marker and move this marker as you complete rows.


All pieces (unless otherwise indicated) are worked with TWO strands of yarn together. You may do this by taking the strand on the outside of the skien and the one which comes from the inside of the skien together. Crochet with two strands the same way you would crochet if you had only one. This will yield a bigger plush faster and with less effort than crocheting with only one strand. This pattern has not been tested for only one strand and pieces such as the eyes would need to be adjusted for size on your own.

Other imp note for Fletchling: for stuff like the wings, tail pieces, legs, ect if you leave a really long tail of yarn when you start and when you end, you'll be able to weave it through the piece and hide it in the body of the plush. Optional but makes for a cleaner plush.

Head (Make in Red orange, with 2 strands of yarn and G hook)
Round1- 6 sc in ring (6)
R2- *inc* (12)
R3- * sc, inc* (18)
R4- *2 sc, inc* (24)
R5-11- sc in each sc (24)
We're going to stop working in the round now and just do some partial rows.
Row12- slip stitch, ch 1, turn, sc 12, slip stitch (you aren't going all the way around anymore, this part will sort of be the neck part. This side gets sewn toward the chest)
Row13- repeat row 12.
So you should have two rows of 12 stacked on top of each other to make one side a little longer, this makes the head sit a little better.

Body (make in light gray with 2 strands of yarn and G hook)
You might want to weight the tail part a little, put some beans, rice, plastic pellets in part of a nylon stocking and tie it shut. Put this in the plush first then stuff. Totally optional but might help him sit up a little better.
You're starting at the tail.
R1-4 sc in ring (4)
R2- 2 increases spaced evenly, sc in all others (6)
R3- *inc* (12)
R4- *5sc, inc* (14)
R5- sc in each sc (14)
R6- *6 sc, inc* (16)
R7- sc in each sc (16)
R8-*3sc, inc* (20)
R9- *4sc, inc* (24)
R10-11- sc in each sc (24)
R12- *4sc, dec* (20)
R13- sc in each sc (20)
Start stuffing if you haven't
R14- *3sc, dec* (16)
R15- *2 sc, dec (14)
R16- *1sc, dec* (12)
R17- dec as much as you can to close it up and sew it shut the rest of the way.
Finish off, leave long tail for sewing

Wings (Make 2 of these with G hook and 2 strands of gray yarn)
Worked in rows. 
R1- 3sc in a ch or in a ring. Ch1 and turn (3)
R2- inc, sc in rest,Ch1 and turn (4)
R3- sc in each sc, Ch1 and turn (4)
R4- inc, sc in rest , ch1 and turn (5)
R5-inc, sc in rest , ch1 and turn (6)
R6-9- sc in each sc, Ch1 and turn  (6)
R10- dec, sc in rest, ch1 and turn (5)
R11-12- sc in each sc, Ch1 and turn (5)
R13- dec, sc in rest, ch1 and turn (4)
R14- dec, dec (2)
Finish off, leave long tail for sewing

Wing patches (the white feather thingys at the end of the wings, make 2 with white yarn, 1 strand, F hook)
Worked in rows
R1- 3 sc in ring or in ch
R2- inc, sc in rest (4)
R3-4- sc in each sc (4)
R5- ch 3, slp stitch, slip stitch, slip stitch into sc at base. (you just made the little part sticking out at the bottom, we're going to continue to make the longer pointy part now). sc 3 (working on the main part now) 
R6-7- sc in each sc (3)
R8- dec, sc (2)
R9- dec (1)
Leave long tail for sewing

Tail (Make w/G hook and 2 strands of black yarn)
Worked in rows, ch 1 and turn at the end of rows
R1- ch4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and all others (3)
R2- sc in each sc (3)
R3- inc, sc in rest (4)
R4- inc, sc in rest (5)
R5- inc, sc in rest (6)
R6-10 -sc in each sc (6)
R11- sc 3, ch 1 and turn (we're making one of the points on the tail)
R12-13- sc in each sc (3)
R14- dec, sc (2)
R15- sc in each sc (2)
R16- dec (1)
Finish off, leave long tail for sewing.
Now reattach the yarn on row 10 and repeat Row11-16 to make the other point of the tail

Side of tail parts (make w/ black yarn, 1 strand, F hook)
worked in rows
R1- 3 sc in ring or ch
R2-6- sc in each sc (3)
R7- dec, sc, sc (2)
R8- sc, sc (2)
R9- dec (1)
Leave long tail for sewing, these get sewed to either side of the main part of the tail.

White markings on tail (make 4, with white, F hook, 1 strand yarn)
Ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next ch (2)
R2-6 Ch1, turn, sc 2
Finish off, sew to tail, two epics to each side of tail to make the V shape. Add or remove rows from the white things as needed to make them look right.

Beak (Make 1 in black with F hook and 1 strand of yarn)
worked in the round
R1- 4sc in ring (4)
R2- inc, sc in rest (5)
R3- inc, sc in rest (6)
R4- 2 increases, evenly spaced, sc in rest (8)
R5-7- sc in each sc (8)
R8- 3 increases, evenly spaced, sc in rest (11)
Stuff tightly and leave long tail for sewing

Legs (Make 2 w G hook and 2 strands of black)
For this you will chain the leg part then use short chains you will then sc across to make the toes. If you're really motivated you could make the legs out of wire so it stands.
Ch 17.
sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 (3 sc, leave rest unworked)
Ch4 again and sc 3 to make the other toe, slip stitch to join to main part of leg.
For back toe, ch 3 and sc 2, slip stitch to main part of foot.

You can make stuff like the eyes ect with felt if that's your thing. 

Eyes (Fhook, 1 strand of black)
CH 4, we'll be working in the round, crocheting around the starting chain
R1- inc, sc, put 3 sc in next sc, sc, sc in the first sc (so it now has 3 sc in it)
R2- 3 sc in first sc, sc, sc, sc, 3sc in next sc, sc, sc, sc, slp stitch
Leave long tail for sewing. Embroider the white part of the eye
When you sew the eye on, sew it on part way then embroider the yellow eye part and sew the eye on the rest of the way.

  1. Sew head to body, with the extra rows toward the chest
  2. sew wings to body
  3. sew tips to wings
  4. sew tail to body (when you sew the tail to body, sew it under the body, see pictures for help, the way you sew it on will help it stand up straight.)
  5. sew side things to tail
  6. sew white things to tail
  7. Legs to body
  8. beak to head
  9. eyes to head (embroider yellow part while you do this)
  10. embroider gray tufts on chest

Close up of feet

How to sew on tail, belly view

Chest fluff embroidered on



    1. Ahhhh thank you so much! Can't wait to catch one in the new games!